Counseling & Mental Health

To locate individual listings for professional services in this field, try the following headings in the print or Internet version of the Yellow Pages:

Family Counselors
Marriage Counselors
Marriage & Family Therapists
Mental Health Services
Pastoral Counselors

Local and State Resources

See Crisis Intervention for immediate mental health needs.

Psychology Today
Listings of Louisville Therapists
This excellent and well-organized site has full information about almost all the counselors in town, along with areas of practice, contact information, links to websites, phone numbers, etc. The therapists are listed in random order, but you can filter them by insurance, areas of practice, gender, language, faith, and the like.

Baptist Health Call Now
502-896-7105 - 24-hour referral line (not a hotline)
Individual, couples, and chemical dependency counseling is provided at several Baptist Health locations across the region.

The Brook Hospitals (formerly Ten Broeck)
The Brook Hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment services to seniors, adults, teens, and children at two locations in Louisville, KY:

The Brook KMI Call Now
502-426-6380 - 24-hour hotline
8521 LaGrange Road, Louisville, KY 40242

The Brook Dupont Call Now
502-896-0495 - 24-hour hotline
1405 Browns Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40207

Family & Children's Place Call Now
502-893-3900 to set up initial appointment.
2303 River Rd. Suite 200, Louisville, KY 40206
Family & Children's Counseling Centers helps more than 5,000 local families each year through counseling, education and related services that enrich, guide and sustain them during the most difficult challenges imaginable. Families are helped with issues ranging from parenting to step family living to abuse and family violence. Sliding fee scale. Locations in central Louisville, eastern Jefferson County, southern Indiana, southwestern Jefferson County, and western Louisville.

Floyd Memorial Hospital Mental Health Services Call Now
Professional Arts Building, Suite 360, 1919 State Street, New Albany, IN 47150
Provides family, individual, crisis, marital, substance abuse and geriatric psychiatric outpatient

Jewish Family & Vocational Service Call Now
3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205
An accredited non-profit agency, JFVS provides individual, couple, family and group therapy, as well as many other services.

Louisville Presbyterian Seminary Counseling Center Call Now
502-894-2293 - 24-hour voice mail
1044 Alta Vista Road, Louisville, KY 40205
The center offers counseling with fees to fit your ability to pay; no one is turned away for inability to pay. Interns in the Marriage and Family Therapy program are supervised by a team of qualified faculty and practitioners from the community. Appointments can usually be made within a few days of the first call.

St. Matthews Pastoral Counseling Center Call Now
3515 Grandview Ave, Louisville, KY 40207
The mission of the St. Matthews Pastoral Counseling Center is to offer Christ-centered counseling, consultation, and education to those who seek it. The Center offers full range of counseling and psychiatric services and a sliding-scale fee structure.

UofL Psychological Services Center (PSC) Call Now
University of Louisville Belknap Campus
Davidson Hall, Suite 210
Louisville, KY 40292
The PSC is a psychology clinic, training and research facility staffed by doctoral students in Clinical Psychology who are supervised by Licensed Clinical Psychologists. The PSC is operated by the UofL Clinical Psychology program, which has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1973. The PSC is one of the most affordable service providers in the Louisville metropolitan area. Fees at the PSC are determined using a sliding fee scale, which is based on your annual household income.

Note: UofL students and employees are eligible for free counseling:
students at the UofL Counseling center,
and employees at Human Development Company

National and Internet Resources

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
1133 15th Street, NW Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005
A family's patterns of behavior influences the individual and therefore may need to be a part of the treatment plan. In marriage and family therapy, the unit of treatment isn't just the person - even if only a single person is interviewed - it is the set of relationships in which the person is imbedded. The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy, and represents the more than 23,000 marriage and family therapists throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. Use the web site's TherapistLocator page to identify accredited, licensed therapists and to review information about their qualifications.

American Association of Pastoral Counselors
9504A Lee Highway, Fairfax, Virginia 22031-2303
Pastoral Counseling is a unique form of psychotherapy which uses spiritual resources as well as psychological understanding for healing and growth. Pastoral Counselors are certified mental health professionals who have also had in-depth religious and/or theological training. Use the web site to find accredited pastoral counselors near you.

Steps in a healthy goodbye
  • 1. Say what changes have occurred since the alliance began.
  • 2. Address unfinished business.
  • 3. Take time to give and receive, to say what the presence of the other has meant to you and hear what your presence has meant to them.
  • 4. Take time to have any kind of personal ceremony or celebration for your leave-taking.
According to Hospice:

Thank you.
I forgive you.
Please forgive me.
I love you.

American Psychological Association
Understanding and managing anger.

Bipolar disorder information website
Articles, links, discussion groups.

Depression information website
Depression is not a moral weakness. It is an illness that is highly treatable.

Depression Central
Clearinghouse for information on all types of depressive disorders and on the most effective treatments for individuals suffering from major depression, manic-depression (bipolar disorder), cyclothymia, dysthymia and other mood disorders.